Bruce Ledbetter has long been involved in softball as a player, coach and umpire. A 1962 graduate of Lincoln High School, he joined the Army that summer and played slow pitch softball on several men's recreation teams for about 20 years.
He also coached football, basketball and softball, serving as a volunteer football coach at Puyallup High School for 20 years. He began officiating in the mid-1980s and has worked basketball, volleyball and softball. On the softball diamond, he has umpired four national, three regional and more than 12 state tournaments in men's, women's and coed softball games throughout his career. He served on the Executive Board of the WWSUA from 2000-02 and 2006-08.
Bruce is known as one of the most reliable and well-respected umpires in the organization due to his professionalism and ability to manage a game, ensuring that the integrity of the sport is maintained at all times and that the participants will have an enjoyable experience.